Visiting London to pick up an award for innovation in energy and the environment from the Economist magazine, Philips Lumileds CTO George Craford told Michael Hatcher why he thinks that a Lumileds research team has identified the root cause of a key problem that has until now limited the development of high-current InGaN LEDs.
The LED maker is planning its next M & A foray after its war chest is swollen by record sales and cashing-in of Color Kinetics shares – even though the dust is still settling from its recent purchase of COTCO.
Veteran LED technologist and Lumileds CTO George Craford wins an Economist innovation award, and thinks that a team from the company has now identified the root cause behind a long-standing problem in high-power InGaN LEDs.
The Spanish solar energy firm is the first company to pass qualification tests required for photovoltaic concentration modules, as set by the first international initiative to install the technology on a major scale.
InP epitaxy innovations and integrating laser and receiver arrays with silicon waveguides are the key technical challenges as CyOptics and Kotura work towards a terabit-per-second communication platform.
German MOCVD equipment vendor Aixtron has acquired Nanoinstruments, a UK manufacturer of CVD and plasma-enhanced systems for growing carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Aixtron CEO Paul Hyland shares the company's thoughts on the nanotechnology sector and explains why now is the right time to add the Cambridge University spin-off to its portfolio.